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? or can it? and what if the president decides to use it on us? all is ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b," but, first from fox at 3:00 in new york, president obama set to address the american people tonight to explain the u.s. mission in libya. the reasoning behind it. the u.s. military's role, and are we go from here. all this comes on the heels of a significant, rather, a dramatic victory for the administration with nato agreeing yesterday to take command of the mission including the ground attack. that as international airstrikes continue for the 9th night over the nation. libya state tv broadcast these images from a southern city of sabha claiming the attacks were against civilians. top nato commander today hitting back against suggestions that nato forces are essentially providing air cover for the rebels. >> our goal, our goal, it is to help protect civilians and population centers from attack or that are the threat of an attack. >>shepard: the in six not to take sides but we have. the opposition is benefiting, before the no-fly zone they were in troub
world war ii. we have team fox coverage this hour and james has the latest from washington on the u.s. effort to help. but first we will get to the pacific coast of japan. what is the latest on the nuclear situation there to the north? >>reporter: well, it is happening again, up the coast from where we are, the massive complex of nuclear reactors has been targeted, hit by both of earthquake and tsunami. the technicians this night are trying to avoid yet another hydrogen explosion at this reactor, the nuclear rods have been exposed, partly exposed and the risk of a meltdown at this reactor we are told is very real there already have been other explosions at one reactor this morning and another at another reactor on saturday. each time there is an explosion there is release of radioactivity that is why there is a 12 mile exclusion zone, 140,000 people have been evacuated and some have been exposed to radiation and the folk here, the authorities say it is under control but there are a lot of skeptical people here in japan and elsewhere. >>shepard: in question, greg, we know there are mil
on playground started watching the children the thank you for watching us, folks. >>shepard: it is 4:00 a.m. friday in tokyo, 3:00 on thursday afternoon in new york city and i'm shephard smith in japan's capital city as radiation leaks from the damaged fukushima nuclear plant to the north. president obama is set to speak to the nation on the nuclear cries in just a few minutes and we will bring you that live as it begins. crews are using water cannons and helicopters to try to keep the reactors from everheating and melting down. a biggest concern is what is happening at reactor number three, the only unit that uses fuel mixed with highly toxic combinations with a lower melting point and officials say the cooling pool there is almost empty. there also are problems with a pool for spent fuel rods at reactor four at fukushima and the u.s. nuclear chief says the water evaporated. if they are exposed they can catch fire, melt, and release large amounts of ridation into the air. we are told crews are still working on a new power line that would restore the electricity there in theory and get th
used on the ground. and we saw more dousing of water by helicopters. a lot of attention paid to reactor three with water level thought to be quite low and react four holding the spent fuel rods. the fear is there is no water in there at all. and a lot of attention paid to trying to get electricity to the reactors to try and get the coolant pumps started. connections are being made. it is not thought that one and two will not be turned on until the weekend and there are fears when the power is there the pumps will no longer work. finally on the nuclear front, attention being paid to the people working there the fukushima 50, the workers who have been slaving away against all odds and high radiation level but new folks going in there, 139 volunteers from the tokyo fire department will be going to the scene and pumping more water over the weekend. there are 300 workers on the site, down from a total of 800 but up from the brave moment in the middle of this week when the 50 folks were the thin red line between life-and-death for a lot of people in the area. >>greg: the prime minister today
: the tunisian authorities are keeping us from seeing what is happening on the libyan side of the border until today. but we did manage to get there today to get up close. and the scene was quite extraordinary. this is the libyan side of the border beyond the blue gates. we are told at any time there are something like 20,000 refugees desperately trying to get across the gate. here to the relative safety of tunisia. this represents safety and a future. that side represents uncertainty and all the violence that is gripping libya. you can see how desperate the people are and the way they are crushing up against the gates, just to get into tunisia. it says so much about the desperation that so many people are feeling here. the tunisian government is doing their best to maintain order on the border but it is a desperate situation. the people want to get here at all costs. they want to feel they are safe. just to update you on the figures, n officials telling us tonight that some 75,000 refugees have crossed the border from libya. >>shepard: and another 75,000 have crossed another border and the u.
to be afghanistan on steroids for a number of reasons. it is an important ally from the u.s. and the defense secretary yesterday said there were for planning by the administration for a period of post yemen president. that is important. number two, it is the haven for al qaeda in yemen or al qaeda on the arabian peninsula a group behind almost all of the attempted or successful strikes on the united states in the last 18 months. more significantly, it also has a problem with shia rebels in the north so if it was to become a safe haven or to be a plagues with a vacuum no real power base we saw in the president, we would not know, we being the u.s. government, who to deal with trying to keep a lid on the ability of al qaeda in yemen to launch attacks against the united states. >>shepard: big picture. this could solve a lot of problems in the short run. >>reporter: if we can do a couple of things. first, and what i found important in the "wall street journal" reporting no one has been identified as the likely leader for this transitional authority. if that can happen in a fairly smooth way, it
go forward. and bok -- and box three, workers using sandbags and trying to cool down the damaged reactors. can this work? a world in turmoil and all ahead >>neil. but first, a day after president obama made the case on u.s. involvement in libya, the military is preparing to scale back the role and let nato take command. at the same time, members from 40 nations gather in london to discuss the end game in libya and a possible future without muammar qaddafi. at home nato allied supreme commander in europe, is telling congress he is optimistic muammar qaddafi will fall under the pressure. >> we have a chance at muammar qaddafi leaving because the entire international community is again him. >>shepard: muammar qaddafi ruled for four decades and repeatedly said he will never give up and despite international strikes against his military, the rebels say the government is better armed and organization than anything makeshift they come up with. there are muammar qaddafi's government tanks and rockets driving back the open opposition. though are trying to retreat, the relatives from a tow
. chris wallace breaks it all down for us. breaking news has changed everything on studio "b". >> it is almost impossible to believe. one of the most powerful earthquakes in history has rocked japan and unleashed a tsunami, threatening coast lines from the pacific islands to the shores of hawaii and washington state and california. all eyes on pacific ocean. we'll start with japan. >> shep: it's just unbelievable. every time i see these pictures, it can't be happening. the images are stunning. a massive wave. a rising of the sea that experts say is racing to land at one point more than 500 miles miles an hour. and tsunami washed away entire towns, boats, cars and homes and hundreds and hundreds of people all caught up in what now looks like a raging soup. 8.9 magnitude earthquake said to be the biggest in japan's history. pieces of building falling from the sky, people running for safety here. the epicenter of the quake is off the northern eastern coast. officials say hundreds of africas have followed. a series of fires -- aftershocks. and president obama says the u.s. stands
tap all of the potential. we have lots of things in common with the u.s., vast generous territory, hard-working people. we do not have racial problems that affect african countries or the wars that were waged in europe or the religious conflict of europe itself and, therefore, latin america, is called to compromise or, rather, commit with its own fate. and, therefore, we are looking forward to president obama's words. we are all left-handed. we have many coincidences. we studied at harvard. we are sports american. i continues to a basketball player and i watts, as well. and the first lady of the united states is very good looking, and president obama has said the same about the first lady of chile. there are plenty of coincidences but the most important is what we will find this afternoon. and i could suggest president obama, we hope to have partnership that is ... one where we all the responsibility ies and we have never had to face major problems but a partnership of collaboration. between latin america and the united states, sharing values, principles and a common vision. and t
that one. thank you for being with us. and now "studio b" right now. >>shepard: thank you, a fox news urgent as the news begins anew. three major stories. in japan another enormous set back to prevent a nuclear meltdown at fukushima much the prime minister calling the situation "grave and serious." plus ... tens of thousands taking to the streets in syria. demanding freedom. despite reports after government-sanctioned bloodbath. another middle east uprising that could have a major ripple effect in the arab world. but first at 3:00 we are told president obama will speak to the nation soon about the situation in libya. but not today. the white house spokesman carney said some time in the near future the president will explain his objectiveses in libya and why he believes the decision for military action was the right thing. he presumably laid out the objectived today with lawmakers in a concert call. >> it is our responsibility. and the president will continue to take this seriously and senior members of the administration. i will say that what i said yesterday, but it bears repeating:
of office. >> the u.s. is considering all the options. let's go to steve harrigan streaming live from tripoli. nato discussing a no-fly zone but the rebel losses, is it all right too late? >> reporter: the tide has turned on both fronts mountain battle, particularly in the east of ras lanuf that the rebels held, they are clearly in retreat there now. they are getting into the cars and pickups and driving to the east. really for a regime here that has made unusual or weird statements, their military approach has been methodical. they have clamped down stamping out any dissented and shored up the western front. only now are they moving east, first with a barrage and then a major ground assault. >> shep: and defiant rant from his son, tell us what else he said today. >> reporter: he is seen as modernizing figure in the regime. he has educated in london and prepared for a major battle that they plan to introduce democracy and freedom but it's different from the fact we seen on the ground where a bbc journal was beaten and put through a mock execution while trying to cover fighting outside
. and, as it does so, what safe dwaurdz is the u.s. taking to protect crews from the radiation exposure here? >> reporter: yes, shep, u.s. heavily involved in the relief operations here. dealing with the post-earthquake and tsunami situation but also, concern about the people involved, regarding the radiation levels. fox news can confirm that air crewmen, again, were believed to be exposed to radiation and they were probably running the helicopters, bringing in their relief to the region, and they were given iodine pills and decontaminated and, three ships involved in the marine task force have been redirected to the west side of the island we are on, away from the exposure to radiation and other folks on bases being told to stay indoors when they can and other countries taking even more drastic steps, where the u.s. is concerned, shep. >> shepard: yes. i'm sure, and, you know, greg, we both know how cold it is here. tonight, well, this is wednesday morning, now, but wednesday night in japan, along sendai and the northeastern coast, they are expecting snow and the sizable amount of it,
. >>shepard: and give us an update on the relief effort. >>guest: that is remarkable, nuclear angle is totally overshadowing the humanitarian side and that story is huge. dire. desperate. the rescue effort involved not just japanese but international efforts including americans. what people are saying on the ground, now, we are five-plus days away from the earthquake and tsunami, at the end of a survival rate but they are still looking, not helping, that weather includes snow and the uss ronald reagan carrier serving the operation with rescue relief hill corporates, flying nothing today as well as subfreezing temperatures as we have been reminding our viewers there are half a million people evacuated from the quake zone and they are sent to shelters with in electricity, no heat, no water. and a final footnote, another grim note, as the death toll rises, the new problem is what to do, how to handle the bodies. >>shepard: thank you, greg, from tokyo's international airport. thank you very much. and now more on the nuclear situation from gordon chan, a journalist and expert on nuclear issues in t
doctor says qaddafi is out to destroy the city and anyone who lives there. >> he come to kill us. and we are very happy because ... the united nations came and helped us because if they don't come to help us, benghazi would be lost. >>shepard: and breaking news. secretary clinton has just announced and urged qaddafi to leave libya and says the inner circle should "make the right decision." that happening just seconds ago. and now to the videotape of benghazi, today, actually, the recorded media, people taking to the streets in support of the international air campaign this. the u.s. commander in the region says the strikes protected the city from new government attacks and now says international forces are trying to extend the in fly zone to qaddafi's power center of tripoli. we have coverage of our new war on libya, jonathan hunt is on the opposition movement but first to rick leventhal in benghazi much the airstrikes aim to protecting other cities. is it working? >>reporter: well, we have seen the results, between benghazi and to the south where the jets, 95 percent of the missions car
hands. he has not been given any immunity from the u.s. there will be no immunity from prosecution there either. it remains to be seen what happens to moussa koussa. they wanted information but they may also want to put him on trial in the future, shep. >> shepard: complicated. jonathan hunt will be chatting away with you if you so choose. go over to the fox news .com/shep. appears i'm wearing my glasses on that thing. that's weird. click the on the hunt thing on the right and join the conversation. he is a great conversationist, that jonathan hunt. enjoy him. >> colonel qaddafi today warning the west that they have started something in libya they cannot control meaning we. in a statement to libyan television qaddafi says the leaders who decided to launch a crusader war between christians and muslims it is they who have stricken with madness. it will be out of their control no matter what methods of detraction they have at their disposal. this comes from a dictator who pleasantly blamed the uprising in libya on bin laden and protesters fueled by nescafe spiked by hallucinogenic dru
this? and what does it mean big picture for balance of power? carl will join us presently with that. box number one, prosecutors say he attacked 17 women over a 12 year crime spree and now the accused east coast rapist faces a judge. box two, a second student athlete died of a heart condition of a week after another student collapsed after hitting a game winning shot. the cases are not connected but we will talk to you of the conditions involved. and in box three, word of another show in the works starring charlie sheen as he kicks off a new winning webcast. did you see the webcast on saturday night? have i got news for you, there ain't no more winning. this is a done deal. it's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." but, first from fox at 3:00, the unrest in libya helping fuel the second big of the price jump in american gas sales history. the national average for a gallon of regular is now $3.51. that's up 33 cent from two weeks ago and the largest increase over a short period of time since hurricane katrina. now the white house chief of staff says
of the humuantarina effort. >> this is the near of the airport to the border and two u.s. aircraft based from germany would be landing this morning bringing humanitarian supplies and they are ready to load up with the thousands of refugees would have crossed the border and are headed back to take their him to egypt and the other countries from where they came. so the u.s. is now front and center in the ongoing effort to help all of the tens of thousands of refugees who have fled the fighting in libya. >>jonathan: thank you, jonathan from tunisia. encouraging news on the job market. the labor bureau reports the national unemployment rate is now below 9 percent, 8.9 percent in the month of february, the lowest level in two years. the service sector helped lead the way which accounts for somewhere near 90 percent of the u.s. workforce and it is expanding at the fastest rate in five years. and now peter from the fox business network at the white house. if you drill down on the numbers you can find out who is hiring and firing. >>reporter: well, overall the economy created 192,000 jobs last month. but, st
overnight forcing two u.s. air american to eject. officials say a marine corps search-and-rescue team found the pilot and the libyan rebel forces brought the other crewman to safety. neither we are told was seriously hurt. but here is what is left of the f-15 war plane, foyers blaming mechanical failure, not enemy fire. locals say one of the crew hid on a local farm until it was clear that he was in friendly territory. a witness telling britain's "telegraph," that he hugged the americans saying "don't be scared, you are our friends." this happened outside the rebellion stronghold of benghazi, part of the u.n. sanctioned mission to expand the for fly stone over libya. we are told that coalition forces launched another to dozen tomahawk missiles on the military target, for a total of 160 since the split began in the new war on saturday. the libyan government today accusing coalition forces of killing many civilians after a third night of strikes. >> many of the targets were civilian and quasimilitary and in civilian employee with army, west and east of tripoli. >>shepard: and robert gates cal
begins anew. and the fight over the federal budget heads to the u.s. senate. lawmakers prepare to vote on two very different plans to keep the government running. fair and balanced. we're live on capitol hill. >> in box two, the key suspect in the disappearance of natalee holloway now appearing to plead guilty to another crime. what it could mean for the case coming up. and in box three, new questions over the accused tucson shooter's mental state and what prosecutors want to send jared loughner all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. in "studio b." but, first from fox at 3:00 in new york, muammar qaddafi reportedly gaining ground now in the effort to crush the libyan uprising. and air power is the dictator's biggest advantage. government war planes launching new strikes from above target the rebels in the oil port and adding pressure on the international community to set up a no-fly zone. is that the right thing to do? there is word muammar qaddafi has recaptured one city which is 30 miles to the we have the cap dallas, and the city is in ruins. libyan state television is n
nations to fire on their people. they say the airport is using restraint, they are trying to drop bombs only open the ammunition depots and those fighting in the eastern libya or al qaeda, a plot that is going on in east were libya and they are raping and killing. >>shepard: the best to you, steve. the prosecutor at the hague in the netherlands will investigate qaddafi and circle for crimes against humanity as president obama says the u.s. will send military and civilian aircraft to assist in rescuing the refugees. now nearly 200,000 refugees, 200,000 libyans have left the country going into egypt and tunisia to the west. desperate to get away from the fighting. >> we are happy to leave libya. i am glad for this. >>shepard: egypt, and france and great britain providing planes for evacuation. and our chief correspondent, jonathan hunt, is in tunisia, not far from the international airport. there are signs the rest joe situation could be improving? >>jonathan: distinct signs it is improving. at the libyan side of the border today, you remember the pictures we showed you 48 hours ago, tens
. on the one hand we have china and russia who would be opposed and the u.s. on the fence. and the u.k. and france saying they will write it up but only approaching it. and questions whether a no-fly zone would work against government attack helicopters. on the other side, the rebels recommend have no answer to government air power without the no-fly zone. >>neil: thank you, steve. while steve was giving his report i got two bull tens -- bulletins from reuters but we cannot confirm this yet. reuters is reporting that a senior official tells reuters that the libyan unrest has cut libya's output of oil to half a mall pair relatives per day. that is down from 1.6 million a day before unrest. reuters reports that foreign oil workers have left and they are able to pump less oil so that is contributing to the output falling by 1.1 million barrels a day. we will see what effect that has on the markets. right now the stock market is up eight points in the united states. but it has been all over the place today. as oil goes down, the price of oil goes down the stock market has been going up l
to days law and after friday prayers could tell us a great deal how this will play out. the big concern for us in the united states, syria is in the middle of this axis of iran and lebanon, and support hezbollah in lebanon and in a balance of struggle with israel. now the people are speaking out against iran and hezbollah and unrest in syria means further incest in the he john and big problems for us. syria is at a fork in the road. or it was had -- it was this morning. it could hold the line and ready for a fight with his own people. he held the line. the next bloody conflict is beginning in syria and this could change the world. jonathan hunt is with us. the nature of this speech took everyone by surprise. >>jonathan: most of all the protesters an extraordinary speech. they were expecting the protesters, in would be reforms. all the indications, from the advisers, were that he would revoke the emergency law that has been in place for decades and he would set syria on a path to greater democracy, greater freedom for the mainly young protesters who want that, above all. instead, he was
and two are wounded. spokesman reportedly say a gun man opened fire near or on a because carrying u.s. troops. the bus driver is also dead. and another nonmilitary passenger was injured. police have reportedly arrested a 21-year-old man, a suspect from kosovo and the attack came as the bus sat outside the terminal two of frankfurt. president obama made a surprise visit during today's white house briefing to comment on the attack. listen. >> i am saddened. and outraged by this attack that took the like of two americans and wounded two others. the american people are united in expressing our gratitudeÑixf bnbip &c @&c@ willing how this outrageousçó at took place and in working with german authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice.ñrçóÑiÑi >>shepard: and homeland security has been worried about this for years.ñr >>shepard: from london, this is not the first time we heard of an attack byÑi someone from kosovo on u.s. troops. >>reporter: it could be the first butñr not lackiÑi ofñr efr in 2007 men were arrested, one from coos coe and they wereç
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